Burners are the workhorse of a gas grill. Burners are measured in BTUs, and in general terms the higher the number the better. However, just because a grill has higher BTUs doesn't necessarily mean it has the best cooking performance. There are many other factors involved: square inches of grill surface, distance from meat to burners, etc.
Popular brands: Blaze, Lion, Fire Magic, Bull, Cal Flame Convection, RCS Cutlass
Popular brands: Lynx
Some manufacturers don't bend the stainless steel pipe, instead they have what is known as a "straight tube" burner.
Popular brands: DCS, PGS, Alfresco, Sedona by Lynx
Popular brands: Cal Flame G-Series, Bull Outlaw Series
Popular brands: Broilmaster
While some brands offer an all infrared configuration, most manufacturers offer infrared burners as an option. You may purchase an infrared burner and replace it with one of the conventional burners. This is often called a "hybrid" configuration. Watch our video on the Benefits of Infrared Grills & Burners to learn more
Popular brands: TEC, Solaire, Lynx
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